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All reviews gothic tower rue de rivoli century church french revolution la boucherie surrounding square starting points high tower place du chatelet narrow stairs nice architecture open to the public bell tower lovely park interesting history great pictures guided tour
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Reviewed October 11, 2018

This tower is on the horizon and visible from much of the city. The church was torn down during Haussmann's redevelopment in the 19th Century, but the old tower lives on, now in the center of a small square.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed October 9, 2018

It was once part of Saint-Jacques-la-Boucherie (literally, Saint James the Butcher). It was the patron church of butchers - built in 1509 to 1523, during the reign of King Francis I. Pilgrims started here, headed to Tours then to the popular pilgrimage destination of Santiago...More

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Reviewed October 7, 2018

Saint-Jacques Tower is a monument located in the 4th arrondissement of Paris, France, on Rue de Rivoli at Rue Nicolas Flamel. The closest métro station is Châtelet. Around the monument is a lovely park that is great to sit in while travelling and sightseeing. The...More

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Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

I’ve walked by this beautiful tower many times without realizing one can hike to the very top. I wondered in the park for some tranquility and there is a little blue kiosk selling tour tickets only from June 1-Nov 4. Tours are €10 and last...More

Thank 277rayl
Reviewed October 3, 2018

We never entered the tower, but we did pass within sight of it many times during our Paris adventure. It definitely makes the square where it's located much more interesting than it would otherwise be.

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Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Tour Saint-Jacques is a flamboyant Gothic tower and the only structure that remains of the former 16th-century Church of Saint-Jacques-de-la-Boucherie. During our past visits to Paris it was always in scaffoldings due to its massive restoration, so I was very happy to see it now...More

Thank Noraatc
Reviewed August 10, 2018

It looks like a church tower but without a church. Saint-Jacques is a small park with restrooms and a playground for the small kids. There are some benches where you can take a rest after wandering around. The ornaments of the tower is beautiful to...More

Thank Solodam J
Reviewed July 29, 2018

It is a nice building and offers nice views. It has a sort of dramatic feel to it as it stands alone in the middle of the park. Looks very nice.

Thank nemanja1205
Reviewed July 5, 2018

You had better be in good condition because it's up and down a narrow spiral staircase. But if you've got the stamina to do it, the view of Paris is spectacular. I merely showed up at the tower about 9:30 and waited until the ticket...More

Thank cadaei1204
Reviewed June 24, 2018

Tour Saint-Jacques, or Tower of Saint James, is one of Paris' most underrated monuments. Renovated recently, and opened to the public in 2013, it offers the best views of Paris, better than the Eiffel Tower, Montparnasse, or Montmartre. Not many know that the tower is...More

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Les Halles
Historically the central iron-clad market of Paris,
Les Halles has evolved architecturally since then but
the pulsating energy has stayed the same. Now it
houses the main shopping mall, which nestles
underground surrounded by fast-food take-aways and
international restaurants coupled with beautiful
churches and the old commodity exchange. Parallel to
it are the high-street stores of Rue de Rivoli and
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